Just Say No!

This week, I am feeling strong. I’m feeling motivated. I’m feeling. . .defiant! Over the past few weeks, as I’ve processed my need to forgive and to focus on who I am in Christ, I’ve developed a new determination. I am not going to allow myself to be a bitter and unhappy woman. Bitterness is... Continue Reading →

HE Sees me!

After I posted last week’s blog, I began to realize how far my focus had shifted from what was important. One of the things I strive to remember, as a single woman, is that my identity is not one who is overlooked by men, but one who is chosen by God. It is right there... Continue Reading →

Remembering to be Forgetful

Just over a decade ago, there was a top women’s tennis player whose serve was out of control. Early in her professional career, Elena Dementieva suffered a shoulder injury that prevented her from serving properly. After she recovered from the injury, she couldn’t get her service motion back. It seemed to be psychological as much... Continue Reading →

Building Spiritual Muscle

Lately, I have been giving a lot of thought to the generational differences I observe in those who are younger than I am. I find it is easy to criticize them because their values and culture seem different from my own. But criticism is rarely constructive or instructive. I believe that God wants me to... Continue Reading →

Stop Asking Questions!

When my alarm went off on Thursday morning, I was discouraged to realize that I felt just as unwell as I had when I had fallen asleep the night before. I hit snooze, and took a couple of Tylenol before putting my head back on the pillow. It was the third day in a row... Continue Reading →

A Matter Of Honor

Honor. That word became part of my regular vocabulary when I entered a military academy, at age seventeen. All these years later, I’ve spent the week contemplating what it actually means. A recent edition of Imprimis shared a speech by Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas. He spoke of his service with the Army at Arlington... Continue Reading →

Sowing, Reaping, and Storing

I think it may be time for me to stop listening to Dave Ramsey during my drive home from work. It has been good encouragement for me to be more focused and purposeful about my finances. But even as God blesses my efforts to save money and become more financially stable, I find myself worrying.... Continue Reading →

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